Lawmakers urge: no anti-climate policy provisions
Thirty-four members of the House Climate Solutions Caucus—including GOP members—sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee chairman and ranking member urging them to reject anti-climate provisions offered during the appropriations process. "Given the critical importance of reducing the harmful impacts of climate change, the Committee should oppose and remove any policy provisions or riders from the Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations bills that undermine efforts to confront climate change," the letter reads. Florida's Rep. Carlos Curbelo was the lead signer for the Republicans and was joined by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ryan Costello, Dave Reichert, Jenniffer Gonzales-Colon, Mike Coffman, and Brian Fitzpatrick.
"Climate change is already a threat to life and property, rising temperatures, sea levels, and worsening impacts from severe weather events. The bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus, of which we are all members, is engaged in developing market-based solutions the address the critical issue of climate change," the lawmakers wrote. "Provisions in the appropriations bills must advance our fight against climate change."